Landscaping Your Home for Curb Appeal

Curb appeal

What do you see when you walk toward your home? If you see a lawn that’s overgrown and a front door that needs some paint, you can change that. Even simple improvements can have a huge impact on your home’s curb appeal. A well-maintained home exterior and landscaping adds value to the home and makes it feel more welcoming to all. 

Simplify Your Landscaping 

Are you feeling constantly overwhelmed by garden maintenance? If so, it’s time to go minimalist in your garden. A high-maintenance garden isn’t for everyone, and your garden can be just as beautiful and far less work if you simplify your landscaping. You can: 

  • Remove clutter from your front garden. Add storage for children’s toys, and clean up your garden beds.
  • Reduce your front lawn. 
  • Add hardscaping elements, such as a patio with planter pots.

According to Houzz, minimalist gardens don’t need to be boring. “Minimalist gardening is all about space and how it is used. Following the trends in interior design, it tends to involve a restricted palette of hard landscaping materials and plants, combined with a design of bold, simple lines.”

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Reduce tree and shrub cover and tidy up plants in front of your home. 

Make Your Home Landscape Tidy 

A neat house is an attractive house for you, for your visitors, and for those who are considering buying or renting your house. If you feel like you need a cleaning crew for your front yard, consider doing the following to make your garden landscape neater: 

  • Prune large trees and shrubs so that they don’t look like they’re messy and taking over your garden space.
  • Mulch your garden beds with bark mulch to conserve water and add a uniform look and feel to your garden beds. Mulch keeps down weeds as well.
  • Add a fence, patio, or other defined space to help you tidy up your front garden. You don’t need to give your hardscaping a hard edge unless you want to. Hardscaping can define your space and still be in keeping with the overall atmosphere of your garden. According to the DIY Network, “for a classic curb appeal boost, hedge your home with an adorable picket fence. Cover it with lovely roses or vines for a look that is sure to impress.” 
  • Make sure that your home and your garden both look tidy. Repaint, add new gutter covers or do a full gutter replacement if your gutters are sagging and worn.

Create an Atmosphere With Landscaping 

Your home says a lot about who you are. How does it convey this to guests? You can create an atmosphere that reflects your personality and your home’s personality as well. 

  • Paint your house, and add plants that complement that paint color.
  • Use your plants to echo the textures of your home or complement them. For instance, if you have an adobe-style house, spiked yucca plants will add some spice to the soft texture of your home, and they’ll also be in tune with the general feel of the home. 
  • Use landscape lighting to highlight specific plants in your garden, set off patios, or twinkle in trees. A well-placed light adds a lot of atmosphere to your home.  

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Go Mobile With Your Landscaping 

Do you want to avoid large investments in landscaping because you’re moving? Do you need to dress up your home for a party? Mobile landscaping in pots, flower boxes, and planters can make your garden glow without adding a large expense. Install window boxes or flower pots, or other containers in theme with your home. Create container gardens on your deck, near your front door, or along your walkway. Wherever you need color, you can bring the garden there.

Use Art to Bring a New Dimension to Your Garden

Adding art to your garden brings a little bit of yourself to your garden space. Add artistic creations to your garden, porch, or front door, or create a focal point in the garden with a piece of art, a water feature, or a bench. Use garden beds, striking foliage, or symmetrical garden plants to create a focal point in your garden landscape. 

You want to make your garden the most beautiful one on the block. Harry Helmet can help. With gutter covers, gutter replacement, awnings, and roofing, we’ll help turn your home into the talk of the block. Schedule a free estimate today.


Written by Del Thebaud

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